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Aderholt on America’s Stalled Economy and Jobs Climate

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

After President Obama’s (D) full time political campaign group, Organizing for Action, visited Congressman Robert Aderholt’s (R) offices in Cullman and Gadsden, the Alabama Congressman said in a written statement, “The only climate we should be talking about today is this country’s stalled economic and jobs climate.”

Rep. Aderholt said, “President Obama’s political organization Organizing for Action’s mission is a perfect example of the disconnect between the Obama Administration’s policies and America’s sluggish, jobless recovery. While Obama’s Organizing for Action is showing concern about the climate change debate, hardworking Alabamians and I are concerned with our nation’s dismal jobs climate.”

Rep. Aderholt continued, “Alabama is now the third largest manufacturer of automobiles in the country and continues to be a bright spot in our nation’s economic recovery, because of our skilled workforce and relatively low energy costs. However, job creators are fighting an uphill battle against an out-of-touch Administration that thinks burdensome Washington regulations will somehow lead to job growth.”

Congressman Aderholt concluded, “The biggest denial is that the Obama Administration’s burdensome EPA regulations that have increased the cost of manufacturing and doing business, that Obamacare driving up the cost of healthcare and crippling hiring, and catering to special interest groups like those that are stalling the Keystone Pipeline are not the root cause our nation’s dismal jobs climate. The only climate we should be talking about today is this country’s stalled economic and jobs climate. It is time for groups like Organizing for Action to understand the continued impact of this President’s policies and that they directly produced the worst economic recovery in modern history.”

President Obama has followed a program of increasing individual dependency on the federal government while at the same time dramatically increasing the federal government’s control on corporations, on the states, on businesses, and on individuals. Conservative critics like Aderholt argue that President Obama’s policies of increasing regulation and taxation have led to the anemic labor force growth that we have seen since the Great Recession ended in 2009. Rep. Aderholt’s Fourth Congressional District has a particularly high number of coal mines and coal mining families, thus is hit disproportionately hard by the President’s controversial ‘War on Coal’.

Aderholt is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee. He is also a member of the Committee’s Commerce, Justice and Science; and Homeland Security Subcommittees, and serves on the Helsinki Commission.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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